Save the Date: Tour de Streets 2022, September 10th!
On Saturday, September 10th, we will once again be hosting Tour de Streets, our biggest annual fundraiser! We will be back in-person, meaning we will once again enjoy rides, walks, food, and fun together. Stay tuned for the location announcement and other details in the coming weeks!
Join us in Welcoming Jason, Our NEW Deputy Director!
Jason Desrosier is the newest addition to the LivableStreets’ staff, joining us as our Deputy Director! Jason previously worked for the Allston Brighton CDC and we're very excited for him to bring his expertise to continue building our Great Neighborhoods program, and lead our fundraising and communications. He is already fitting in well with our team of ice cream & frozen treats enthusiasts. Please feel free to welcome him personally at [email protected]!
New Resources for Gender-Inclusive Engagement
A few years ago, the Emerald Network program launched the Gender & Mobility Initiative in partnership with the Dorchester Bay EDC and Tufts University, studying how gender identity and presentation affect peoples' experiences using transit and public spaces. Former LivableStreets staff Luli Lobos spearheaded the project, and just created a new resource to support planners in leading more inclusive outreach. Boost your engagement with gender-affirming language, strategies, and data collection with these helpful resources — available in both Spanish and English!
Bike Month Rolling to a Close — There’s Still Time to Ride!
Shout out to our partners who have made this Bike Month such a success! From rides, pop-up bike repairs, bike-in movies, e-bike demonstrations, and more, this month has truly been a celebration of the joys and importance of biking. Though Bike Month has rolled to a close, there are still events and ways to get involved! Find events near you and keep the celebration going all year round.
Bus Network Redesign Launched!
The MBTA and MassDOT have been working over the past few years to update where and how often buses make trips. From this work they released a draft map of the new bus network. They now need your feedback! The MBTA’s website includes lots of helpful information to make it easy to review and consider how the draft plan will impact your trips. Here is an overview of some of what is included:
- Full network map (both static and interactive versions)
- An overview of the draft changes organized by neighborhood
- A tool to compare your current trip with the potential future
- Online method to share your feedback
- Details about public virtual and in-person events throughout the summer
Updating our bus network is long overdue and we are very excited to see these proposed changes! We are especially excited that the T has committed to adding 25% more service, more consistent all-day service (20 hours a day, 7 days a week), improves the simplicity and ease to navigate the system, and that the plan explicitly prioritizes equity — adding lots more service for folks who don’t have options.
- Director of Development, City Life Vida Urbana: CLVU seeks a full-time Director of Development to raise funds and build solidarity. This individual must have a strong commitment to serving the interests of low and moderate-income people and fighting racial, class, and gender oppression. Learn more and apply here.
- Multiple positions, City of Boston:
- Regional Planner III, Department of Conservation and Recreation: The Trails and Greenways Planner will help envision, plan, design, construct, repair, and improve DCR’s network of shared-use paths that provide recreational and mobility opportunities to a broad cross-section of Massachusetts residents. Learn more and apply here.
- Transit Justice Organizer, GreenRoots: The Transit Justice Organizer will work with members to develop strategies that will bring more reliable, affordable and equitable public transit to our community. Learn more and apply here.
As a policy, LivableStreets will only advertise opportunities that include salary or compensation information.
Check out the following resources to learn more about what we've been up to lately!
- Press: Read local and national press featuring LivableStreets and our work.
- StreetFilms: Watch videos highlighting our advocacy and events.
- Greenway Stories: Join us as we explore greenway successes and challenges around the Boston area.
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